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Monitor Log: 11 September 1862

Our journey through the Monitor‘s logbook ends today. Thomas Stevens turned over command to John P. Bankhead and a new logbook was started on September 12, 1862. That log presumably still lies at the bottom of the sea, along with the Monitor.

Remarks Sept 11th /1862


Commences & till 4

With fresh breezes from the N.E & squally rainy weather    

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From 4 to 8

Wind N.E. & raining. St[eame]r Genesee went up the river   

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From 8 to Meridian

Wind East & squally weather.  At 10 Cap’n Stevens left the

vessel.  Cap’n Bankhead continued the rates of all petty officers                

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From Meridian to 4

Wind N & E[astwar]d weather cloudy & raining

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From 4 to 6

Same wind & weather.  At 5 the Genesee came down the river       

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 From 6 to 8

Wind & weather same                                                                       

Louis Stodder



From 8 to Midnight

Strong gales from the E[astwar]d. with heavy squalls & much rain        

                                                                                                [Not Signed]